King’s College London is:
- one of the top 30 universities in the world (2012-3 QS international world rankings)
- the Sunday Times ‘Best University for Graduate Employment 2012-3’
- the fourth oldest university in England
- research-led and based in the heart of London.
King’s has over 24,000 students (including nearly 10,000 postgraduates) from 140 countries and over 6,000 employees.
King’s provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research:
- In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments ranked in the top 25 per cent of British universities.
- Over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK.
- The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings with an overall annual income of nearly £525 million.
King’s has a distinguished reputation in:
- the humanities
- the sciences, including health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry
- social sciences, including international affairs.
King's is in The Complete University Guide's Top Ten for:
- Anatomy & Physiology - 9th
- Classics & Ancient History - 9th
- Dentistry - 3rd
- Drama, Dance & Cinematics - 4th
- Education - 2nd
- Food Science - 1st
- French - 6th
- Law - 7th
- Music - 4th
- Philosophy - 6th
- Physiotherapy - 10th
- Theology & Religious Studies - 8th.
King’s has influenced many of the advances that shape modern life, such as:
- the discovery of the structure of DNA
- research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar
- being the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe.